Teusner The Gentleman Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

David Forrest’s vineyard has one of the highest elevations in the Barossa, producing cabernet of density and intensity, layered with cassis, blackcurrants, liquorice and dark chocolate. It declares the depth and glossy succulence of great Eden Valley fruit, yet at the same time it’s tangy, controlled and finely structured, with vibrant, high altitude acidity and supple, finely poised tannins. A show-stopper bargain, enticing and persistent. $19 at The Vine Press and Jim’s.